The first step in planning a new restaurant is deciding what type of restaurant it is going to be.Are you looking at opening a high-end fine dining restaurant? A casual diner? Do you have a specific type of cuisine you plan to serve, such as Italian, French or Indian? Perhaps you want to specialize in one area, like a microbrewery and pub. Before you move onto step two you first need to define what kind of restaurant you want to open.Concepts are the soul of the place- then Food, Interiors, Marketing & other activities are planned around the Core, which supports the concept.